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With almost 50,000kms of coastline and more than 10,000 beaches around Australia, it’s only natural that many Australians choose to live by the ocean. Yet, despite the lifestyle benefits of coastal living, construction methods near a shoreline typically need more careful consideration to account for the loose, sandy soil conditions prevalent in these areas.

While much of Australia was forced into shutdown at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the infrastructure construction industry carried on as the Government acknowledged the sector as an essential service.

Through innovative processes, we’re working on our Lake walls to give them at least another 50 years of life! So as you’re walking 🚶‍♂️ or cycling 🚴‍♀️ around Lake Burley Griffin check it out as our Project Manager 🙋‍♂️ Adam Deutsch, explains!

Post-quake every day New Zealanders were introduced to a number of new terms relating to engineering and ground movement.

While cracked walls, uneven floors and jammed doors and windows can all be visible signs of potential problems with foundation ground, homeowners often initially call upon trades people to help restore their home to its original condition. It is during this process of inspecting and fixing these issues that ground engineering specialist, Mainmark, may be called in.

A delicate, high-tech operation is underway, to shore-up the safety and stability of Lake Burley Griffin’s historic walls.

The Federal Government’s pumping $3 million into the project, so the structure can stand-up to the elements, for years to come.

If your home has compromised structural integrity it will likely be most evident when trying to sell – and it may fetch a significantly lower price because of it.

Speaking to West Real Estate, Mainmark Ground Engineering Head of Sales Australia and New Zealand Steve Piscetek said while Western Australia had a relatively healthy building sector, structural damage did occur for a number of reasons.

James O’Grady, Business Development Manager at Mainmark Ground Engineering offers his advice on spotting signs of subsidence and ways to minimise downtime when addressing them.

The current drought in Auckland is a far cry from its renowned rainy weather. The city endured a record-breaking 29 days of rain in August last year, preventing the ground from drying out, and now the extreme heat has caused soil to dry to an excess, resulting in ground subsidence.

Some concerned Sydneysiders have noticed cracks emerge in their homes as the drought continues to bite in the city, with one firm reporting inquiries into the issue doubled over summer.

There are many areas of practice for engineers and while specialisation begins at university, with students choosing the type of degree to undertake, professional direction often becomes clearer through on-the-job experience.

FOLLOWING EXTENSIVE testing and field trials, Mainmark Ground Engineering has introduced what it believes the first commercially viable, non-invasive ground improvement and liquefaction mitigation technique that can be applied beneath existing structures.

With courtesy of DEMM Magazine